For Real? Fridays: Miami Man Sues Anheuser-Busch for Misleading Labels


It’s safe to say that Florida has been notoriously known for its sometimes bizarre antics. It seems like more often than not, whenever you hear something on the news that is just too crazy to believe, chances are it took place in Florida. Instead of trying to dispel these off-the-wall stories, we’ve decided to embrace them by starting “For Real? Fridays” to showcase the latest oddball story of the week.

Today, we focus our attention locally with a Miami man who filed a class action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC, alleging that the company’s marketing practices trick consumers into believing its Beck’s beer product is imported from Germany, even though it’s brewed in the U.S.

The complaint was filed by Francisco Rene Marty of Miami-Dade County in U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The lawsuit stemmed from the use of terminology on the label including “Originated in Germany” and “Germany Quality,” claiming that it can be sold at a higher price than other domestic beers as a result.

The class-action lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages; Anheuser-Busch has not filed an answer to the lawsuit as of yesterday afternoon.

Read the full story here.

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